Divas of Jazz tribute celebrating the songs of Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Ruth Brown, Shirley Horn, Abbey Lincoln, and Peggy Lee, and “The Women of Jazz!”
Featuring Lisa Nobumoto (vocals) & Her Sizzling Six (Dominic Focso on piano, Nathan Wilensky on trumpet, Lance Williams on acoustic bass, and Jim Pettit on drums).
Doors at 6:30 pm | performance at 7 pm
Location: Crosstown Arts East Atrium
The Crosstown Jazz Series, presented by Strictly Jazz Entertainment in collaboration with Crosstown Arts, is designed to salute classic jazz music as contemporary musicians perform the work of the legends.
About Lisa Nobumoto & Her Sizzling Six:
Vocalist Lisa Nobumoto, combining the musical influences of her mentor, the late Be-Bop Tenor Saxophone Pioneer Teddy Edwards, introduces her Sextet with Memphis’ finest. Tenor Saxophone-Mike Krepper, Trombone-Howard Lamb, Trumpet-Nathan Wilensky, Piano-Dominic Fosco, Bass-Lance Williams, and on Drums, Jim Pettit . Formidably, “Lisa Nobumoto And Her Sizzling Six.”
Nobumoto was the featured singer on the Polygram CD by Teddy Edwards’ 17-piece Brasstring Ensemble called ”Blue Saxophone.” After performing over 10,000 shows, Lisa Nobumoto now brings to Memphis’ “Women In Jazz Series” an exciting evening of her own recording material intertwined with unprecedented arrangements of the performances and written works of jazz music’s renowned best vocal legends. Nobumoto will perform a wide range of material celebrating songs by Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Ruth Brown, Shirley Horn, Abbey Lincoln, and Peggy Lee, “The Women of Jazz,” respectively.
Strictly Jazz Entertainment is committed to cultivating a growing community in the knowledge and appreciation of jazz. We facilitate dialogue and collaboration between the devoted supporters of jazz and the brand new constituents – those new to the genre – for the furthering of the jazz community. We provide a bridge between leading artists and a community that typically does not embrace jazz by promoting concerts in various venues to generate an atmosphere that is viable for the absorption of pure jazz.